Twitter to delete inactive accounts from December

This would delete the accounts of the deceased as well.

Twitter has started to send emails to owners of inactive accounts with a warning saying ‘sign in by December 11th, or your account will be history and its username will be up for grabs again. Any account that hasn’t signed in for more than six months will receive the email alert.’ The company has not revealed any information about when the unused accounts will become available to the public again.

Twitter to delete inactive accounts from December
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Twitter has announced today that it will start deleting inactive accounts starting December 11th. So in case, you don’t use your twitter handle anymore and want to hold on to, it’s best that you log in to it. The company states that they’re doing this to “present more accurate, credible information” that people can rely on. This will ultimately help users to find accounts without having to paddle through a sea of abandoned handles.

According to The Verge, it’s proactively reaching out to people who haven’t logged in for over six months, in accordance with its inactive account policy. Moreover, the company’s spokesperson has said that the team is figuring out a way to memorialize those who have passed on but there are chances that such accounts might be deactivated in this process of removing inactive accounts.


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